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  • Community Input - Principal Selection

    Dear Whitman Community,

    We want to invite you to a Community Input Session to hear about what characteristics are important to you and would like to see in our next principal. Kristie Lindholm, our Area Senior Director, will be facilitating the meeting Thursday March 21st at 8:45 am at Whitman’s Cafeteria.

    Interpreters will be available. We hope to see you there.

    Whitman School


    This year we will have Run for Whitman T-Shirts for ALL our students! All you have to do is earn at least 10 points! Forms went home with students on 2/25/19. Coach Katie got sizes and T-shirts will be given out same day after running. Two ways students can earn their t-shirts:
    Option 1: The total of paid sponsors (2 points per sponsor) and total laps (2 points per lap) equaling at least 10 points.
    Option 2: Collect at least $10 and run a minimum of 4 laps will automatically earn 10 points.
     Adult T-shirts are available for purchase for $10.00 each. Please CLICK HERE to order one!We also have paper order forms in the office.
    Orders must be placed by March 15th and are non-refundable
  • Congrats to our 1st Grade Teacher Ms. Do!

    Milken Award
  • Ms. Ortiz's 5th grade

    Ms. Ortiz's 5th grade Wildcats researched a topic of choice and created digital articles. We are excited and happy  to share our articles with the Whitman community. Enjoy!


  • Dear Whitman Parents and Families,

    It is with mixed emotions that I write this letter to our community. I’m writing to share with you my decision to leave Whitman at the end of this school year, as I’ve been offered the opportunity to join the team at a different school district. This decision was difficult and bittersweet. I am both sad to be leaving, and excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Serving as your Principal has been a great honor and a defining part of my life. When I became your principal in 2015, the community and staff had so many ideas and dreams for our students and school! I am glad we have seen many of them come true. It has been a pleasure partnering with you, the teachers, and staff; you all have made my time at Whitman such a gift. I truly believe that we have gathered a group of talented and passionate teachers and staff that together make up this school. Please know that Portland Public Schools is committed to finding an exceptional leader to become the next principal of Whitman. I will remain the principal until June 30th, 2019. Kristie Lindholm, our Area Senior Director, will be working our community and staff to guide the school through the transition and select a new leader. I appreciate the many, many memories we have made together with the students, families and staff over the last four years. I will always feel a part of the Whitman family. Thank you for the opportunity to work toward the success of each and every child at our school. 


    Ruth Tucker


    Querida comunidad de Whitman,

    Con emociones mixtas, escribo esta carta a  nuestra comunidad. Escribo para compartir con ustedes mi decisión de dejar Whitman al final de este año escolar, ya que me ofrecieron la oportunidad de  unirme al equipo de un distrito escolar diferente. Esta decisión fue difícil y agridulce. Estoy triste por irme y emocionada por las oportunidades que tengo por delante.

    Servir como su directora ha sido un gran honor y una parte definitoria de mi vida. Cuando me convertí en su directora en 2015, ¡la comunidad y el personal tenían muchas ideas y sueños para nuestros estudiantes y la escuela! Me alegra que hayamos visto muchos de ellos hacerse realidad.

    Ha sido un placer colaborar con ustedes, los maestros y el personal; mi tiempo en Whitman con ustedes ha sido un regalo. Realmente creo que hemos reunido a un grupo de maestros y personal talentosos y apasionados que juntos conforman esta escuela.

    Las Escuelas Públicas de Portland están comprometidas a encontrar un líder excepcional para convertirse en el próximo director de Whitman. Seguiré siendo la directora hasta el 30 de junio de 2019. Kristie Lindholm, nuestra Directora  del Área, trabajará con nuestra comunidad y personal para guiar a la escuela a través de la transición y seleccionar un nuevo líder.

    Aprecio los muchos, muchos recuerdos que hemos hecho junto con los estudiantes, las familias y el personal en los últimos cuatro años. Siempre me sentiré parte de la familia de Whitman. Gracias por la oportunidad de trabajar para lograr el éxito de todos y cada uno de los niños y las niñas en nuestra escuela.




    Ruth Tucker


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